10 simple money moves to make before New Year's Day

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    By Maryalene LaPonsie/MoneyTalksNews

    The presents are opened, the paper discarded and the leftovers are in the fridge. You know what that means: Just a few more days to make some year-end financial moves. Sounds tedious, but making them will help you improve your security against identity theft and give you a better picture of your financial health.

    No one of them should take long -- you can probably knock them out during the commercial breaks of your favorite TV shows.

    Click ahead for a look at 10 simple money moves to make before New Year's Day.